October 1, 2017

AZ Business Magazine

UA’s ‘How to Become Self Made’ features Nely Galán

The University of Arizona (UA), in collaboration with The Adelante Movement presented by Coca-Cola, will host a free seminar to empower students to become self-made entrepreneurs, featuring keynote speaker Nely Galán.

Galán is a national renowned women’s empowerment advocate, author of NY Times bestseller, “SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way” and Emmy Award winning producer of more than 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English. In partnership with Coca-Cola, she founded The Adelante Movement, an organization that unites and empowers Latinas and all women economically and entrepreneurially. 

The program will include a keynote and workshop led by Galán. Participants will learn real-life lessons on money, goal setting and the skills to become a self-made entrepreneur. Galán’s tough love approach will inspire students to embark on a quest of pursuing their dreams and the importance of working toward that dream with desire and discipline.

“I realized that my most meaningful success has come from financial self-reliance, and I want to ignite that same self-made mindset in the lives of young women, empowering them to achieve their own economic independence and live rich lives in every way,” Galán said. “Women are the growth-engines of our economy, and collaborating with The University of Arizona and Coca-Cola will shape the economic future of students and our country.” 

“As the Diversity Director for ASUA, it is exciting to have an event like the Coca-Cola Adelante Movement brought to U of A. It is a great opportunity for students to hear from the amazing Nely Galán. As a Latina entrepreneur, she is an inspiration to students on campus, especially our students of color. Her message of becoming self-made will truly empower our Wildcats here in Tucson!” said Natalynn Masters, ASUA Diversity Director at University of Arizona.

Students can register free of charge at www.TheAdelanteMovement.com/UA, and every student who registers before September 29 will receive a complimentary copy of Galán’s book, Self Made.  

The How to Become Self Made event is co-hosted by UA, The Adelante Movement and Coca-Cola on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by the year 2020. By April 2016, Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative had impacted 1.2 million women across 60 countries since its launch in late 2010.

WHAT: How to Become Self Made

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: University of Arizona, UA Student Union, North Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

COST: Register free of charge by September 29 and receive a complimentary copy of Self Made

WEBSITE: www.TheAdelanteMovement.com/UA